Job: PhD position in STS of governance and climate engineering

Deadline: 15. July 2016

PhD position in governance / climate engineering
Location: Leipzig, Germany.

The UFZ invites applications from outstanding PhD candidates within the new CE-Sci-Pol II project Responsible Research and Governance at the Science-Policy Nexus of Climate Change: New Discourses, Epistemic Communities and Climate Policy Regimes through Climate Engineering? funded by the DFG Science Priority Program “Climate Engineering: Risks, Challenges, Opportunities?” ( The project will explore the emergence of approaches and regimes how to govern climate engineering research and their applications.

The work will be embedded into the wider research agenda of science policy interfaces ( and environmental governance (
We are looking for a highly motivated researcher with

  • A master degree in Science and Technology Studies (Responsible research and innovation) and/ or sociology and/ or political science (international relations and global governance)
  • social science skills (empirical social sciences expert interviews)
  • fluency in English, written and oral presentation skills
  • the ability to work proactively in an interdisciplinary team

UFZ values diversity and encourages applications from women, disabled people, and minority groups. Salary and benefits are according to E13 TV-L 65%. The position is for three years and will be based in the Department Environmental Politics/ OEKUS at the UFZ.

Applications – including motivation letter, CV and copies of degree certificates – should be in English or German and sent before 15 July 2016; under the Kennziffer 793 to Personalabteilung des Helmholtz-Zentrums für Umweltforschung GmbH – UFZ, Permoserstraße 15 in 04318 Leipzig. Applications via E-mail are possible (


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